Functionality and Capabilities

macOS High Sierra Compatiblity

Update - September 21, 2017

PKard for Mac v1.7

PKard for Mac v1.7 works as expected with macOS High Sierra.

After upgrading to High Sierra, you may need to reinstall PKard for Mac.

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Will this app work with Sub Rosa?

In order for you to use your smart card outside of the Sub Rosa, the app developers would need to have built their app using our SDK.  This means that the app in question will know to look to Sub Rosa for smart card credentials.  We recommend that you contact the app developers and inquire about Sub Rosa integration.

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SCR 3500A and OS X

Identive has released a new version of their 3500 reader with the model number of SCR 3500 A.  This reader is not natively supported by the Mac OS, and can be misleading as the reader will show up in the Mac's System Information and in the PKard Assistant.  We have been asked to inform our customers to go to Identive's FAQ page in order to obtain new drivers for this reader.
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Changing the User Agent of the browser

PKard Reader includes the ability to change the User Agent of the web browser. Some websites (like NROWS) may only be accessible through approved browsers, and changing the User Agent to that browser may let you in. Here is how to change this setting:
 - First, tap the gear to open the Settings menu
 - Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Advanced
 - Tap User Agent at the top of the page
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Will you be supporting OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

The current versions of all products support OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

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How can I deploy DAVE to multiple machines?

It is possible to use NetRestore to install DAVE using a VLA license either by removing the computer name in /Library/Preferences/com.thursby.DAVE.cifsd.plist from the master image, or running a NetRestore script after the fact that adds the computer name.

If you are using Mac OS X 10.4, you will need to use the Mac OS X Property list Editor to modify the file /Library/Preferences/com.thursby.DAVE.cifsd.plist. In this file the computer name can be found in:

DAVE Networking

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How can I use Symbolic links with network home folders so that part of the user's home folder is on the server and part of it is local to the user's machine?

You may want to provide network home folders to your users, but keep parts of their home folder on a local hard disk. For example, you might want to keep a user's Movies folder on the local disk and encourage them to keep their iMovie projects there to improve performance and reduce network storage needs. Symbolic links are used to point the Movies folder back to the local disk. For example, you can direct a user's Movies folder to a folder on the local disk using these steps:

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Is it possible to mount hidden shares with ADmitMac?

If you would like to access a hidden share, you must mount it manually, including the "$" in the share name. ADmitMac is unable to browse to hidden shares. You can do that either in the "Connect to Server" window, or using the ADmitMac browser.

To use the "Connect to Server" window:
1. Select Go/Connect to Server...
2. In the Address field, enter the Server and the Share Name using URL format. For example:
3. Click Connect (or press Enter).

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How can I write an Applescript that will mount a subdirectory of a share by a domain user's "short name"?

Here is an example of an Applescript that can be used to mount a volume by the user's short "username", regardless of the domain user who logs into the machine:

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Where is the user's home folder located when logging into the domain with ADmitMac?

ADmitMac has three different home folder options, and each uses a different location for the home folder:

Network home folder:  This option connects to the user's network home (or "U: drive") and mounts it.  No information is stored locally on the Mac, only in their network home.

Local home folder:  ADmitMac will create a locally stored profile in /Domain/<domain name>/Users/<user name>.

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